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tion the Message of His Excellency the Governor relating to the set of standard weights forwarded to the capitol from the Department of State at Washington.

Mr. McDaniel presented the remonstrance of G. W. Hoittand sixty-four others, citizens of Lee, against having said town severed from the county of Strafford and annexed to the county of Rockingham.

Ordered, that it be referred to the committee on Towns and Parishes.

Mr. Treadwell, from the committee on Roads, Bridges and Caoals, to whom was referred the petition of Albert Pitkin and others praying for an act of incorporation for a turnpike through Dixville and Millsfield, made a report,

Whereupon

Resolved, that the further consideration of said petition be postponed to the next session of the Legislature.

Mr. Swasey, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill entitled “An act relative to the salaries of judicial officers," and also the bill entitled "An act fixing the salary of the Attorney General,” reported as a substitute therefor, a bill entitled “An act for eatablishing salaries of the Justices of Superior Court of Judicature and of the Attorney General."

Which was read a first time.
On motion of Mr. Ayer-
Ordered that it lie on the table.

Mr. Baker of Hillsborough, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Lois Currier and others, and the petition of Joseph H. Stevens and others praying for such amendments and alterations in the law as shall secure to married women the rents and incomes of such real estate as shall accrue to them by heirship, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, that the petitioners have leave to withdraw their petition.

On motion
Ordered, that the report lie on the table.

Mr. Baker of Hillsborough, from the same committee, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the law relative to the distribution of intestate estates, so far that in case such intestate has no lineal descendants the Judge of Pro, bate may take into consideration the agency the widow may have had in accumulating such estate, and assiga her an equitable proportion thereof, made a report,

Whereupon

Resolved, that it is inexpedient to legislate upon the subject.

Mr. Baker of Hillsborough, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill entitled “ An act relating to the estates of 'convicts and for other purposes therein mentioned,” reported as a substitute therefor a bill entitled "An act in addition to an act entitled “an act to prevent incestuous marriages and regulate divorces,' and for the relief of married women and widows."

Which was read a first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Wells-

Ordered, that it lie on the table and that the Clerk be directed o procure three hundred printed copies for the use of the House.

Mr. Hoit of Bridgewater, from the committee on Towns and Parishes, to whom was referred the petition of the inhabitants of the territory of Indian Stream, praying 10 be organized into a town by the name of Pittsburg, reported a bill entitled "An act to incorporate a town by the name of Pittsburg,"

Which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, that it be read a third time Monday afternoon at three o'clock.

Pursuant to previous notice and by leave,

Mr. Currier of Chester introduced a bill entitled "An act in addition to and in amendment of an act entitled an act to provide for the choice of Road Commissioners,"

Which was read a first and second time.

Mr. Spaulding moved that the bill be amended by adding a section.

On the question,
Shall the amendment be adopted?
It was decided in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. Currier of Chester

Ordered, that said bill be referred to the committee on the Judiciary

Pursuant to previous notice and by leave,

Mr. Forsaith introduced a bill entitled "An act to alter the times of holding the Courts of Probate at Newport in the county of Sullivan.'

Which was read a first time.

Ordered, that it be read a second time Monday forenoon at eleven o'clock.

Pursuant to previous notice and by leave,

Mr. McDaniel introduced a bill entitled "An act to district the county of Strafford for judicial purposes,

Which was read a first time.

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Mr. Ela of Meredith moved that the bill lie on the table, and that the Clerk be directed to procure three hundred printed copies for the use of the House.

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative.
On motion of Mr. Ela of Meredith
Ordered, that it lie on the table.

The House proceeded to the order of the day upon the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the proprietors of Colebrook Bridge,”

Which was read a second time.

Ordered, that it be read a third time. Monday afternoon at three o'clock.

The House proceeded to the order of the day upon the bill entitled "An act in addition to former acts relating to the powers and duties of surgeons."

Which was read a second time.
Mr. Cate proposed an amendment to said bill.
On the question,
Shall the amendment be adopted?
It was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, that said bill be read a third time Monday afternoon at three o'clock.

Mr. Wells moved that the rules of the House be so far suspended as to permit him to move a reconsideration of the vote upon the passage of the following resolution, reported by the committee on Elections, to wit:

Resolved, that John T. Blake, returned a member from the town of Kensington, is nos entitled to a seat in this House.

Mr. Treadwell moved that the motion lie on the table.
And the question beiyg put,
It was decided in the negative.
The question recurring,
Shall the rules be thus suspended?
It was decided in the negative.
On motion of Mr. McDaniel-

The House resurned the consideration of the bill entitled "An act to district the county of Strafford for judicial purposes,'

Wnich was read a second time.
On motion of Mr. McDaniel-

Ordered, that it be referred to the select committee who have under consideration the bill entitled “An act constituting the counties of Belknap and Carroll,"

Mr. Moses gave notice that he will on Monday next ask leave

to introduce a bil entitled "An act to incorporate the Piscataqua Asylum for the Insane.

Pursuant to previous notice and by leave, Mr. Cate introduced a bill entitled "An act regulating the right of suffrage and to prevent fraudulent voting.”

Which was read a first and second time.
On motion of Mr. Wilson of Keene-

Ordered, that it be referred to the committee on the Judi ciary.

On motion of Mr. Parker of Fitzwilliam

The House resumed the consideration of the bill entitled "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt."

Mr. Parker of Fitzwilliam withdrew his amendment to said bill, and moved that it be recommitted to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Latham moved that the bill lie on the table.
And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative.
The question recurring,
Shall the bill be recommitted to the committee on the Judiciary
It was decided in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. St. Clair-

The House resumed the consideration of the report of the Trustees of the New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane.

On inotion of Mr. St. Clair

Ordered, that it be referred to the select committee on that subject.

Mr. Lawrence gave notice that he will on Monday next ask leave to introduce a bill to disannex Ezra Eastman and Samuel Osgood from the town of Gilmanton and annex them to school district No. 4 in Gilford for the purpose of schooling. On motion of Mr. Hill of Northwood

Resolved, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire whether under existing laws, railroad companies are liable for loss or damage of any baggage intrusted to their care, and if they are not, to inquire into the expediency of passing an act to that effect.

On motion of Mr. Treadwell

Resolved, that the Secretary of State be requested to lay before this House the certificate of the election of the members returned from the town of Henniker, and also the statement of the selectme of said town upon that subject.

On motion of Mr. Dodge

Resolved, that the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to report whether it be not a violation of the Constitution of this State to admit a member to a seat in this House from a town having less than fifty rateable polls, without a special act of the Legislature.

On motion of Mr. McDaniel

Resolved, that the committee on the State House and State House Yard be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing a fire-sale for the preservation of the public records, and to report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Scribner

Resolved, that when the House adjourn this forenoon, they adjourn to meet again on Monday next at three o'clock in the afterDOOR

The Speaker laid before the House the certificate of the election of the members returned from the town of Henniker, and also the statement of the selectmen of said town upon that subject, which liad been received from the Secrctary of State.

Said statement was read.
On motion of Mr. Treadwell

Ordered, that said certificate and statement be referred to the committee on Elections.

Agreeably to a resolution of the House,

Mr. Pitman introduced a bill entitled "An act' to incorporate the proprietors of Mount Washington Bridle Road,"

Which was read a first and second time.

Ordered, that it be read a third time Monday afternoon at three o'clock.

Mr. Cate submitted the following resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened, that the sum of two dollars be allowed Joseph Cofran in addition to the sum allowed him, in full for his compensation as doorkeeper of the Board of Eleciors.

Which was read a first time.

Ordered, that it be read a second time Monday forenoon al eleven o'clock. On motion of Mr. Moses

The House adjourned.

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